After Initial Card Reader Failure: Nigerians persevere, vote in peaceful elections

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Nigerians demonstrated rare perseverance, yesterday, when they trooped out in large numbers to vote in presidential and National Assembly elections characterised by Smart Card Readers (SCRs) hitches and late arrival of materials at polling stations. The post After Initial Card Reader Failure: Nigerians persevere, vote in peaceful elections appeared first

Photo Report: How Nigerians Vote All Over The Country

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Tens of millions of Nigerians have been voting yesterday, March 28, thirstily awaited poll despite fatal attacks by horror Boko Haram sect, widespread technology challenges and the hacking of the national electoral commission’s website. Naij.

Making a mockery of anti-corruption war

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Many politicians are out in the field cajoling the electorate for votes using anti- corruption messages. They have correctly read the mood of the electorate and understand how anti-corruption message resonate with them. Now, every politician who fancies his chance to win an elective office sings the anti- corruption song.

We are still here and it’s your turn to rule, so what’s your plan?

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In the past three months that Nigeria was the subject of ‘survival’ debate, arguments raged over the credibility of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC), the continuity of the country as one, the sustainability of the economy-endless lists of issues on the debate table. It is one day after. So

Read What Marred Elections In Delta

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Aggression, law-breaking, late arrival of poll materials marred Nigeria’s much-awaited presidential and national legislative polls held today in Delta State.

Eagles battle Bafana Bafana in Mbombela

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Confidence is low in the rank and file of the Super Eagles after losing 1-0 to visiting Cranes of Uganda last Wednesday at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium in Uyo. The post Eagles battle Bafana Bafana in Mbombela appeared first on Vanguard News.

Despite initial hitches, peaceful elections recorded across Nigeria

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After the six-week postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier slated for February 14, 2015, the polls eventually held yesterday across the 36 states of the federation and Abuja. Although there were noticeable hitches which hampered outright voting in some polling units and later resulted in the extension

Late arrival of electoral materials, card reader malfunction kill voters’ joy in Aso Rock

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Late arrival of electoral materials and malfunctioning of the card readers trailed the voting process at the Aso Rock, as was the case in some parts of Abuja. At the Aso Rock, electoral materials and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) arrived at about 10:05am while a crowd

Top paid football managers in the world

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The top-tier football managers at the club and international levels are nearly as famous as are highest paid soccer players in the world. Those highest paid managers claim titles for their organizations. They are also found liking their supporters sing chants and songs in their honor.

Russian teapots pose next big threat to global crude oil prices

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The next big threat to oil prices isn’t from OPEC or Bakken shale. It’s Russian samovars, or teapots. Simple refineries that process crude into fuel oil are scaling back, because when oil prices slump, the government reduces the discount that these refiners — known as teapots to those in the

Otti: The future Abia wants

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Saturday March 7, 2015, opposite Afaraukwu Junction by Aba Road Umuahia, a crowd in village merrymaking emerged from Afaraukwu Village. The post Otti: The future Abia wants appeared first on Vanguard News.

Uduaghan, Ali Baba and the Forty Nobles

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In the Nigerian political folklore, no politician or political leader has impacted the entertainment industry more than the governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, a medical doctor-turned-politician. The post Uduaghan, Ali Baba and the Forty Nobles appeared first on Vanguard News.

Okotie’s Message for Jonathan & Buhari

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As we await the result of the presidential election, let us continue to sound it loud and clear, as Rev. Chris Okotie did in his Facebook piece, titled, A Message for Jonathan and Buhari, that the two political gladiators should accept the verdict with equanimity.

A self-help model of development

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The federal government is replete with equally egregious examples of leadership irresponsibility and mis-governance. Study the annual federal budgets of the past decade. Each budget allocates 70%-75% to “recurrent expenses,” which is a code word for innumerable “allowances” for assorted luxuries for the upper echelons of the public service including

Yetunde Odugbesan-Omede, developing leaders, empowering women

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Sometimes everything you need may not be readily available at the initial stage to bring into reality what you want, but if you persevere and you are driven by passion, there is no telling how far you will not be able to go because you will be limitless. One person

Deconstructing the Delta Governorship Debate

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The Delta gubernatorial debate, which held on the 24th of March, 2015 turned out to be one of the strangest events in the build up to the Governorship elections thus far. It was an event that had long been anticipated by Deltans across all three Senatorial Districts with the organizers

April fool friend,not fiend

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On April 1, 1989, Richard Branson, the then 36-year-old chairman of Virgin Records, built a midget that looks like a UFO. When the ‘alien’ landed near London, motorists were terrified and the police were bombarded with phone calls. In the commotion that ensued, a certain lady was reported to have

Card Reader Flop: Jega Says Number Insignificant

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, has expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their peaceful conduct during the presidential elections on Saturday, March 28. The INEC boss, in an interview with Channels Television on Saturday night, expressed gratitude to the Almighty for how peaceful the process

Remi Tinubu, Obanikoro win polling units

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The lawmaker representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, won her Polling Unit 34, Ward 9, |Ikoyi. She scored 105 while her Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenger polled 21 votes.

What really is it: Democracy, Nigerian democracy, or cabalocracy?

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John Dunn, emeritus professor of Political Theory at King’s College, London, posits that “democracy is not synonymous with good governance”. In other words, the fancy use of the term “democracy” simply doesn’t birth the practice of accountability and fairness in democratic nations. In his seminal book, ‘Breaking Democracy’s Spell’ (2014),